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5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Claudio Monteverdi
- a It refers to poet-composers who were roughly contemporary with and influenced by the troubadours but who composed their works in the northern dialects of France.
- b an arrangement of a vocal or ensemble piece for keyboard, lute, or other plucked string instrument, written in tablature.
- c pertaining to or connected with religion ( opposed to secular or profane): sacred music; sacred books.
- d tone combination that is stable and tense
- e an Italian composer, gambist, and singer
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- a secular part song without instrumental accompaniment, usually for four to six voices, making abundant use of contrapuntal imitation, popular especially in the 16th and 17th centuries.
- a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
- a style of vocal music intermediate between speaking and singing.
- an English Renaissance composer, singer, and lutenist.
- a vocal composition in polyphonic style, on a Biblical or similar prose text, intended for use in a church service.
5 True/False Questions
Antonio Vivaldi → the style of composition characteristic of the 14th century in France and Italy.
Orfeo → an early Baroque opera by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world.
syncopation → presentation of a melodic idea by one voice or instrument
meter → a vocal composition in polyphonic style, on a Biblical or similar prose text, intended for use in a church service.
mass → a stringed musical instrument having a long, fretted neck and a hollow, typically pear-shaped body with a vaulted back.